Couldn’t Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

For too long, metallic clothes have been solely reserved for special occasions. We whip out our shiniest pieces on days we deem glitziest—birthdays, New Year’s Eves, winter holidays (really, winter holiday parties) and that’s it. In 2012, a wise woman encouraged us all to “shine bright like a diamond,” but we’ve only partially internalized this message. We choose to unleash the sparkliest sides of our selves only three or four days each year, leaving us with a whopping 360 (or more) days when we’re simply dulling our shines.

If wearing metallic pieces on any regular ol’ day is taboo, wearing metallic pieces on any regular ol’ summer day is absolutely verboten. Because summer is about bright colors and bold prints; our palettes are so maximalist that we simply restrict our textile selection to one or two weather-appropriate options. Leathers, corduroys and cords be gone—summer is here, and we’re linen/denim people now!

But summer 2019 has offered us a different texture landscape to take advantage of. Not only are sequins veritably trendy, but metallic fabrics abound. Shiny silvers and golds are so abundant, you’d think it was December (though the skimpy, summer-facing silhouettes might tell you otherwise). We’re experiencing a straight-up metallic clothing renaissance—and in the middle of May, at that. In times like these, there’s really only one thing left to do: shop.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

1. Sequin Dress, $49.90 at Zara

Layer it over your favorite turtleneck in December. Wear it sans layers, now.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

2. Metallic Leather Pencil Skirt, $370 at Topshop

A metallic summer skirt fit for the office.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

3. Prada Metal Earrings, $420 at Farfetch

Because metallic jewelry is totally on the menu, too.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

4. Metallic Nicola Heel Boot, $178 at Free People

Summer booties may sound like an oxymoron, this this shiny, hot pink iteration proves they’re anything but.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

5. Alexia Hentsch x Browns Lightning Metallic Bodysuit, $413 at Farfetch

BRB, buying this and wearing it out this Saturday.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

6. Midnight Hour Triangle, $38 at Free People

Your affinity for summer metallics can be your pretty little secret, thanks to this discreet bralette.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

7. Tibi Scott Sandal, $495 at Revolve

Aughts-inspired footwear is having a serious moment.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

8. House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Gail Dress, $198 at Revolve

Date night awaits.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

9. Metallic Cowl ’90s Camisole Top, $35 at Topshop

Slinky camis are all kinds of fun.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

10. Blue Bird Shoes Metallic Leather Rainbow Mules, $205 at Farfetch

These shiny rainbow shoes are too fun to pass up.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

11. Metallic Shirred Mini Skirt, $19 at ASOS

Who said summer’s smocked trend and its metallic renaissance had to be mutually exclusive?

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

12. Metallic Satin Midi Dress, $75 at & Other Stories

A dress that can take you from your best friend’s wedding to your own birthday party—and probably to the office, too.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

13. Paris Texas Snakeskin Effect Heeled Mules, $307 at Farfetch

Because two shades of silver are better than one.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

14. Turn Heads Metallic Mini Dress, $40 at Nasty Gal

I didn’t realize dresses could be mesmerizing—until I laid eyes on this beauty.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

15. Shell Shaped Crossbody Bag, $69.90 at Zara

Get in on the shell accessory trend while nodding to summer’s metallic obsession.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

16. By the Way Hope Mini Skirt, $52 at Revolve

A mini that wants to take you everywhere this summer.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

17. Shiny Strappy Set, $128 at Free People

This matching set is oh-so subtly shiny.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

18. Sebastian Metallic Sandals, $310 at Farfetch

My kind of heel.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

19. Metallic Leather Pencil Skirt, $249 at & Other Stories

Another metallic midi worth adding to your office rotation.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

20. Some Kind of Beautiful Midi Dress, $395 at Free People

A floral dress for the pastel-averse.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

21. Bali Over the Rainbow Mini Dress, $300 at Free People

Summer sequins are happening—I had to include a couple options.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

22. Geometric Mother of Pearl Earrings, $19.90 at Zara

It’s officially cool to wear disco balls on your ears.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

23. Trella Metallic Snake Flatforms, $48 at ASOS

A going-out shoe you won’t regret wearing four hours into your night.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

24. Plunge Twist-Front Metallic Plisse Wrap Top, $20 at ASOS

Millennial pink is cute. Shiny millennial pink is cuter.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

25. Metallic Mini Shopper, $49.90 at Zara

A beaded bag for the fan of glitz.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

26. Metallic Thread Dress, $229 at Zara

Your new favorite party go-to.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

27. No Ka’ Oi Sequin Crop Top, $186 at Farfetch

Wear this to the gym. I dare you.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

28. Paris Texas Iridescent Metallic Mules, $321 at Farfetch

These iridescent booties are so stunning you might catch yourself staring at your feet all day long.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

29. Halter Top Dress, $39.90 at Zara

Perfect for brunch, dinner and basically every other event on your calendar.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

30. Peter Pilotto Floral Jacquard Metallic Skirt, $327 at Farfetch

Frankly, a little surprised metallic patchwork could look this good.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

31. Saint Laurent Loulou Criss-Cross Mid-Heel Mule, $477 at Farfetch

A no-fail shoe silhouette in a no-fail shade.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

32. Line & Dot Liza Tie-Front Top, $57 at Revolve

Delicate and eye-catching—at the same damn time.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

33. Zac Zac Posen Earthette Chain Card Case, $175 at Farfetch

The cherry on top of any fun party ensemble.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

34. RAYE Grant Mule, $88 at Revolve

Because silver and gold aren’t the only way to do metallics.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

35. Metallic Plisse Wrap Top, $40 at ASOS

Wrap tops are timelessly chic—and metallic wrap tops are no exception.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

36. Metallic Stripe Satin Halter Jumpsuit, $20 at ASOS

’70s-inspired and perfect for 2019.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

37. Sebastian Metallic Stripe Ballerinas, $491 at Farfetch

All kinds of cute.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

38. Metallic Wide-Leg Pants, $8.99 at Forever 21

These look like they’d be as comfy as they are cute—and they’re really cute.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

39. Alice + Olivia Harmon Cami Top, $395 at Farfetch

A going-out top sure to turn heads, even if you find yourself in a sea of summer sequins.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

40. Arizona Metallic Birkenstock Sandal, $135 at Free People

Shiny summer slides—a trend I never thought I’d get behind, but here we are.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

41. Sies Marjan Metallic Shopper Tote, $305 at Farfetch

A cute tote that’s actually big enough to hold all your shit.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

42. T by Alexander Wang Metallic Jumpsuit, $395 at Farfetch

Irresistibly cute.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

43. Chite’ Metallic Bra Top, $84 at Farfetch

Another sparkly bralette, for the lover of subtlety.

STYLECASTER | Couldn't Your Summer Wardrobe Use a Few More Metallic Pieces?

44. Metallic Pyramid Sneakers, $18.99 at Forever 21

Shine bright like a diamond—even when you’re dripping with sweat at the gym.

 

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